Fly Closeup - First handheld focus stack attempt

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  1. NateS

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    I went out tonight and did some test shooting with some new settings to figure some flash stuff out (which I think I got ironed out). Lighting seems much better.

    Killing two birds with one stone, I shot this time specifically to try a little hand focus stacking. Below is three images stacked, all shot handheld.

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    For a first attempt that is awesome!

    Allan
     
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    wow, excellent job, I've wanted to look into stacking recently too. are these shot on your 180 Tamron?
     
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    Awesome job mate!
     
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    Thanks guys. Yes this was shot with the Tamron 180mm.
     
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    Very impressive. A number of people don't give Tamron enough credit when it comes to the quality of their optics. You did a great job.
     
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    Very nice! Whats the new lighting setup?
     
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    Thank you. I agree....tamron makes some very nice lenses that are often overlooked. Both this and my Tarmon 17-50 f2.8 are very sharp lenses with very nice bokeh.

    Thanks. New lighting setup in this shot was...really not a new setup, just figured something out thanks to someone on another forum. I was shooting in spot metering which was causing the ttl flash to over light everything giving me really bad hotspots and overexposure. I shoot in full manual on the camera but ttl uses the metering for flash exposure. I switched to Matrix metering and ttl (or ttl-bl...I saw no difference) and anywhere from 0 to -0.7 FEC and things started looking much better. The newest fly photo thread I posted went one step further and I angled the flash closer to my subject by probably 4-5" (essentially making the softbox act as if it's bigger) and this helped a bunch too...getting much softer and more manageable light now.
     
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    Cool! Thanks:thumbup:
     
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    Ok I now have a new thing i want to learn lol......Macro is Amazing!!
     

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